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I know it sounds trite, but I'm more connected to my feelings. After all, over the past few years, I've had an in-your-face existence. There's less artifice in what I do and I can bring myself to the work more totally--not as an escape--but as an affirmation of being alive!

-Laurie Beechman, as quoted in TheaterWeek, 1995

Take your time browsing the 4 guestbook volumes which are filled with wonderful memories of Laurie Beechman and her work. Before you leave, please be sure to take a moment to sign and add your voice to this site.

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May 31, 2005 10:51 AM
Carole Smock from Orlando Florida
I first saw Laurie on the Phil Donahue show and my heart went out to her. I was so overwhelmed by her voice that I immediatly went out and bought two CD's, the only ones I could find. Her story touched me. I was so very saddened by her untimely departure. I often play her CD's and it brings back the memories of the first time I saw her. I will never forget this most talented young lady.
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May 30, 2005 7:46 PM
Larry from Long Island, NY
I only met Laurie Beechman once. At the Broadway Flea Market a few years before she passed away. I waited on line for hours until I finally got up to where she was sitting. I mentioned that I remember seeing her in the original Annie and I knew that the minute I saw her, that she would be a big star. She simply said, with a smile, "That wasn't me. It was someone else." Confused, I said, "I know it was you. I still have the playbill." She just smiled and said, "It must have been someone else, I couldn't be old enough to have been in the original Annie." I laughed and she laughed and I took a photo of her, which i still have. She thanked me and I moved to the next celebrity. But I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to have met her and told her how much I enjoyed her music. I still miss her.

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May 13, 2005 8:24 AM
william from buffalo, NY
As a young child listening to Laurie in Joseph inspired me to be a great singer. Thank you Laurie. God bless.
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May 9, 2005 1:34 AM
Kevin P Burke from Poughkeepsie,New York
Laurie was not only a wonderful talent but a wonderful insightful woman as well..I meet Laurie when she was in the original cast of "Annie" and I was a young manager of a popular bw'y restuarant..Laurie and her friends would spend hours after her performance so full of ambition to go along with her great talents.. I followed her career from the stage to the club performances. I was very saddened when i was noteified by her manager of her passing..Laurie your the best..
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April 16, 2005 9:58 PM
claire from spring hill , florida
I was sorry to hear of Laurie Beechmans passing. I just found out.I used to showcase with her in the late 70's at Good Times Restaurant with Pat Benetar.I called up West Bank Cafe where Dominic Chianese is appearing and they told me. I am going to see him there. She was a great entertainer.
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April 5, 2005 1:11 AM
Judy Goldenberg from Los Angeles,Ca.
Thinking of you ,with love on your special day. Your beauty,talent and spirit live on in the hearts of those to whom your gifts brought peace, pleaure and endless hours of joyful listening. Remembering the beauty of your heart,soul and music.Love to you today and always.Thinking of you Sue and Claudia with much love.
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April 4, 2005 10:13 PM
susan & jack from



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April 4, 2005 6:59 PM
jane beechman segal from Elkins Park/PA/USA
I miss my sis
Happy Birthday, hon xxoo Janie
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March 31, 2005 7:00 PM
Michael Cannon from Phoenix, AZ
I wanted to take a moment out of my busy day to share with everyone my experience and devotion to the talent that is Laurie. In search of music to listen, I found my copy of compiled LB songs (my personal favorite being "On a Clear Day" which moves me every single time I listen to it. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to meet Laurie several times and see her perform live (Front row!!) and am familiar with her mother and I feel so fortunate to have been able to see her during her good days and experience what I believe is nothing short of a GOD GIVEN gift to the world that is her voice and her being. I am living testament that her work and joy that she strived so hard to achieve in life is proof that she will NOT be forgotten. A talent such as Laurie's is so personal and she connects with you in such a way that no one else has ever come close to achieving.

I could go on forever and ever about my devotion to her but alas, work calls. I just wanted to brighten someone's day (as Laurie just did for me) by sharing my thoughts.
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March 23, 2005 4:29 AM
jule from
great site
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March 23, 2005 4:27 AM
john from
nice page
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March 8, 2005 10:07 PM
patib from South Jersey
Joining the many who wish to remeber a wonderful person who brought life to many roles and love to many hearts.

Thank you for all the wonderful "Memories".

Pati Buehler
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March 8, 2005 9:21 PM
Sue from Livingston, NJ
Hi Laurie,
Just a quick message to let you know that we are thinking about you, on this sad day, 7 years since you left us. We will never forget you Laurie. You will remain in our hearts forever. Love,Sue and family
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March 8, 2005 5:30 AM
Susan from Laurie's Town
This is the day I dread. March 8th will forever sadden me. How do you get over this tragedy. This is to hard. I miss her. She was so full of life and wanted desperately to go on living but God had other plans. I wonder if any of these new cancer drugs of today could have helped her live to grow old? She has now gone back to the place she came from. She lives on in our thoughts and memories.

Rest Easy Laurie

Sue Celona
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February 25, 2005 11:25 AM
Welshy from
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February 9, 2005 5:41 PM
Marty Sheil from Chicago
I didn't know Laurie but I knew Neil. Reading through the stories and articles of Laurie's life made me feel that I did know Laurie and I have been touched by them. Neil is just the way I remember him at the WPA, strong supportive, dedicated - a pillar. What a story. I am inspired. Best wishes to Neil.
A fellow survivor
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February 5, 2005 1:33 PM
Tim Airey from Calgary/Alberta/Canada
My daughter Stefanie Rose Airey is a Canadian crossover artist with a beautiful soprano voice. She is only 17 but has a vocal maturity years ahead of her age. Stefanie lives in Calgary AB, Canada and performs in a variety of musical styles - from pop to popera. Stefanie is now starting to attract worldwide attention.
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February 1, 2005 4:50 PM
Liz from Tennessee
My dad loaned me his copy of Laurie's Andrew Lloyd Webber CD a few years ago. I have yet to give it back to him!!! What a gifted lady. She lives on in her music and blesses us all.
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January 23, 2005 10:13 PM
Miriam Garrett from
I Loved her voice and the conection she made with the music. I will pass that love on to my little girl.
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January 14, 2005 1:34 PM
Mara Martin from Guilderland, New York
I first saw Laurie perform as the narrator in Joseph back in 1982. She blew me away. What a talented performer she was. She was so good that I went to see Joseph 3 more times. I also heard her sing at NY Ranger games.
What a tragic loss.
She also was as beautiful as she was talented.
Rest in peace.
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January 8, 2005 1:48 PM
george hart from los angeles
Beechman family please get in touch with me I have a recording made at the manor lounge in north wildwood, august 29, 1970 in which laurie sings, I played drums.
Let me know if you want it?
Please give me your mailing address.
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January 6, 2005 4:52 PM
Bill Kenny from Los Angeles
I was so saddened to learn about Laurie's death recently. I had always been aware of her and considered her to be a great talent. Her version of "Wishing You were Somehow Here Again" is my favorite. I have recently purchased all of her CD's and am really enjoying them. Thank you, Laurie, for sharing the gift of your voice. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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December 31, 2004 10:43 PM
bobbi saldutti -blodgett from stuart, florida
bobbi 3
Had the pleasure of experiencing some of my high school years in the Beechman house in Westmont N.J. Jane and I graduated the same year. Just being in the house and hanging out was a tribute to stage and the arts. Laurie would breeze in, pop her head in a door, access and almost "sing" you girls better get your act together! Laurie always had her act together! Many thanks for being there for that, Laurie. To Jane, all family and friends-the memories live on!
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December 25, 2004 10:18 AM
Mary Heckel from Stevens Point, WIsconsin
Have her Andrew Lloyd Webber Album (CD) which I purchased after seeing her as a guest on a tv show. Just getting ready to play it and thought I should see if there is a tribute of any kind to her great talent. Mary Heckel
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December 22, 2004 11:38 AM
Lisa from NY
Another year is about to pass and I am thinking of those that have touched my life....missing Laurie and her beautiful smile. She was an inspiration in so many ways. Listening to her voice always makes me smile.
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